The most basic questions in life are also the most important. You can take a powerful step toward self-fulfillment if you first recognize the roots of your spiritual makeup. In Cast in God's Image, Rabbi Howard A. Addison helps you to do this through an understanding of your personality type-and the types of the people around you.
Using two of the most important maps of consciousness known to us-the kabbalistic Tree of Life and the nine-pointed Enneagram-Addison decodes their spiritual meaning and provides you with the tools to:
*Determine your personality type by identifying your own patterns of behavior.
*Strengthen your relationships with others by learning how to observe their response patterns and recognize how these patterns correspond with your own.
*Discover how your personality type's virtues-and vices-connect with the Divine, and ways you can use this knowledge to enrich your life in many ways.
Including more than twenty hands-on spiritual exercises and guided meditations, Cast in God's Image gives you an accessible and enjoyable way to learn about yourself-and guidance on how to use this insight to reveal the sacred tasks that are uniquely yours to perform in this world.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rabbi Howard A. Addison has trained with leading Enneagram practitioner Helen Palmer, and also served as the last student assistant to Abraham Joshua Heschel. He offers seminars on the Kabbalah and the Enneagram to teachers of both disciplines. Educated at both The Jewish Theological Seminary and the United Church of Christ's Chicago Theological Seminary, Addison serves as senior rabbi of Temple Sinai in Dresher, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Divine Treasure|
|1||Children of the King||3|
|Part 2||The Types of Personalities|
|4||Point One: The Perfectionist||24|
|5||Point Two: The Caregiver||31|
|6||Point Three: The Achiever||38|
|7||Point Four: The Romantic||45|
|8||Point Five: The Observer||52|
|9||Point Six: The Loyal Cynic||59|
|10||Point Seven: The Adventurer||66|
|11||Point Eight: The Confronter||73|
|12||Point Nine: The Mediator||80|
|13||Your Personality Type||87|
|Part 3||The Roots of Our Souls|
|14||The Enneagram-Kabbalah Connection||93|
|15||A Study in Contrasts: The Enneagram Outlook||98|
|16||A Study in Contrasts: The Kabbalah Perspective||103|
|Part 4||Discerning Your Mission|
|17||Spacious Freedom Divine||109|
|18||Self-Observation and Self-Reflection||115|
|19||How Did You Arrive?||129|
|20||Corresponding with God||137|
|Final Thoughts: The Willingness to Try||145|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||152|
|About Jewish Lights||154|